Singapore morning news for July 26

Singapore morning news for July 26
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Singapore morning newsTunnelling begins for Circle Line’s final stage
Tunnelling works for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) – the final stage of the orbital Circle Line – started yesterday with the launch of a tunnel boring machine at Keppel station.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singtel offers free insurance cover for migrant workers
After venturing into mobile payments and cyber security, Singtel is now entering the insurance market, offering free cover targeted mainly at migrant workers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Don’t be blinded by pursuit of money: MMA media tycoon
All of us are put on this earth to do more than make money, said Mr Chatri Sityodtong, founder of One Championship, Asia’s largest sports media company.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two radicalised Singaporeans held under ISA
A licensed Singaporean money changer who made three trips to Sri Lanka to visit a radical preacher who masterminded the April 21 terror attacks there has been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore issues travel advisory for Hong Kong
SINGAPORE – Amid reports of upcoming protests at two locations in Hong Kong, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising Singaporeans to avoid the areas.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

7 in 10 Singapore workers will take pay cut for one extra day of holiday: Survey
Nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) of working Singaporeans felt they deserved more annual leave in 2018, with 77 per cent willing to take a pay cut to get an extra day off, a survey found on Thursday (Jul 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Is Manpower Minister Teo making unsubstantiated statements that can be construed as “fake news”?
Manpower Minister Josephine Teo has recently stated that there are currently about 60,000 vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half of them for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians).
— The Online Citizen

Singapore medical device market growth cut to 8.4% for 2018-2023: Fitch Solutions
SINGAPORE’S medical device market is projected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4 per cent from 2018 to 2023, down from a previous estimate of 9.1 per cent, with the industry valued at some S$1.3 billion in 2023, according to a report by Fitch Solutions Macro Research on Thursday.
— The Business Times

External factors cast long shadow over industrial property rentals
THE Singapore industrial property market continued to be stable in Q2, based on the latest data from industrial land and infrastructure agency JTC Corp, but analysts are cautious about the outlook, citing external headwinds.
— The Business Times

Ex-social worker who siphoned off $47k faces fresh charge
A former medical social worker, who siphoned off more than $47,000 from the bank accounts of two elderly nursing home residents, is now accused of misappropriating another $4,200 from seven more alleged victims.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doctor charged with harassment, rash act
A doctor who is the head of ophthalmology in JurongHealth Campus is facing two charges in court, including one for allegedly committing a rash act.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Delistings on SGX to continue despite new rules, say analysts
Singapore’s stock market has seen on average two companies a month on track to relinquish their listing status this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chipmakers look into layoffs in Singapore but no major job cuts for now
ome firms within Singapore’s semiconductor industry are looking into laying off staff while others are freezing headcounts as the trade war between China and the United States exacts its toll.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 Singaporeans detained under ISA for intending to join Islamic State in Syria
Two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for intending to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Thursday (Jul 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Survey: 45% of local organisations believe their networks are vulnerable to cyber attacks
According to a new global survey by CyberArk, 45% of local organisations believe their networks can be easily infiltrated by cyber attacks due to lack of awareness or limited cybersecurity protocol towards privileged access security.
— The Online Citizen

Cycle & Carriage Singapore enters car-leasing business, partners Gojek
AUTOMOTIVE group Cycle & Carriage Singapore on Thursday announced its entry into the car-leasing business through the formation of a new unit wholly owned by parent company Jardine Cycle & Carriage (Jardine C&C).
— The Business Times

Ex-Prudential agency manager sues insurer’s ex-CEO, two agents
AS INSURANCE heavyweight Prudential now slugs it out with its former top group-agency manager Peter Tan Shou Yi in High Court over a mass exodus of agents, another lawsuit is brewing between the defendant himself and two of the insurer’s agency leaders and former chief executive.
— The Business Times

Sex scam victim allegedly made false police report
A 25-year-old man is under investigation for allegedly lodging a false police report to cover up the fact that he had lost the money in a credit-for-sex scam.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Alleged role in e-commerce scams: 32 quizzed
Police are questioning 32 suspects, aged between 17 and 56, about their alleged involvement in e-commerce scams and commercial crime-related cases.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMD safety deadline: Food delivery firms to help riders comply
The three major food delivery companies in Singapore have said that should a safety deadline for personal mobility devices (PMDs) be brought forward, they will ensure their riders comply with it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New PSLE grading to be used in P5 next year
From next year, Primary 5 pupils will be graded using the new Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scoring system to help them and their parents come to grips with it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Probation for youth who hit toddler while riding e-scooter in mall
A food delivery worker riding an e-scooter along a crowded corridor in Nex shopping mall knocked into a toddler, who hit his head on the floor when he fell.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Decision to set aside doc’s conviction, fine cheered
Medical professionals have welcomed the decision by Singapore’s highest court on Wednesday to set aside a judgment on a doctor who was fined for not telling a patient about the side effects of an injection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Killer blast at school on same street that stored ammo
A school which was used to store ammunition, and was destroyed in an explosion in 1942, was located on the same Geylang street where a suspected World War II bomb was found on Tuesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSLE scoring changes: Schools to reach out to parents to allay concerns
With two years left before the revamped PSLE scoring system kicks in, parents of the first batch of pupils are starting to feel anxious about making sense of the changes.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

I was ‘afraid of being penalised’ under 377A: Accused doc
The doctor involved in the HIV registry data leak told a court yesterday that he was afraid of being penalised under Section 377A of the Penal Code for providing prostatic massages, and decided against telling narcotics officers about it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NDP fireworks to light up Singapore River
The National Day Parade (NDP) fireworks will be set off from three locations this year – including the Singapore River for the first time – to give more people a chance of seeing them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Estate donates $2m to ST School Pocket Money Fund to help kids
The family of a 39-year-old man has donated $2 million from his estate to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

UAE-based Utico plans to list in Singapore
The Middle Eastern utility company that is lining up a rescue deal to save embattled water treatment firm Hyflux is planning to list here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

4 men arrested for unlawfully entering Singapore, possessing duty-unpaid cigarettes
Four men, aged between 18 and 63, were arrested on Thursday (Jul 25) for unlawfully entering Singapore and possessing duty-unpaid cigarettes.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Preventive detention for repeat offender who sold bogus luxury hotel stays on Carousell
A recalcitrant offender who has been committing property-related offences since 1979 was sentenced to seven years’ preventive detention on Thursday (Jul 25) for selling bogus hotel stays and rentals on Carousell.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police investigating Joseph Schooling’s ex-representative for non-delivery of ICC football tickets
The police are investigating Joseph Schooling’s former representative Hafidz Ja’afar about claims he did not provide the tickets he was offering for sale to a recent International Champions Cup (ICC) football game played in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital charged over road rage incident
A veteran eye doctor who heads the ophthalmology department in JurongHealth Campus has been charged over a road rage incident that happened near Holland Road in March this year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First a ‘bungalow in sky’, then one facing heritage site
resh from his headline-grabbing purchase of Singapore’s priciest and biggest penthouse at Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar, billionaire inventor James Dyson is making waves again.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former head of Dulwich College Shanghai charged with taking illegal drugs in Singapore
A former head of Dulwich College Shanghai was charged in court on Tuesday (Jul 23) with taking illegal drugs in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)


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Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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